It is important to note that when adding the leaf, do not put any in until you have raised your water above the level of the screen. This will keep contaminant from entering your first few bags right from the start. Nice large cubes of frozen glacier water will surely make this batch a success.
Mixing for fifteen minutes is all you need to procure the finest heads. Keep the mixer well out of the water as this can be dangerous. I suggest using a hand mixer for all those that don't want to play with electricity. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes after mixing to allow the gland heads to settle. Once this bag has settled for half an hour you can pull it out, being careful to not let small pieces of leaf into your bags underneath it. This allows the resin glands to sink down, now that they have been broken free from their cannabis wombs. They sink down in the water and fall through our series of screens. Containing all the leaf material, you can do one of two things here.
A: dump the contents into your compost , or B: save the washed material in order to run again another day. We recommend throwing it away once you have gotten used to the process of using the Bubblebags. It is important to now flip your work bag inside out and rinse it off completely with cold water. Doing this immediately after emptying is important. Folding this bag up wet will produce dry rot and ruin your bags over time. Pull the blue bag and allow it to drain back into the bucket. For a higher quality extract, simply do not squeeze it out. This is to keep contaminants, which floated to the surface, from entering your herbal extract. We recommend not squeezing this bag into the next one. Pulling the second bag, the 190u, we will drain it back into the bucket and look to see what is on the screen. As it is sometimes has a decent resin, we use a simple bowl method to gather the resin. If you can, use a large salad bowl to wrap the bubble bags around the bowl, inside out, in order to stretch the screen for easy glandular removal. You don't have to be an expert to see that its green, and grainy looking not much like what we want at all. The herbal extract from the 190 micron bag can be used for cooking, or discarded. As it is sometimes has a decent resin, we use a simple bowl method to gather the resin. If you can, use a large salad bowl to wrap the bubble bags around the bowl, inside out, in order to stretch the screen for easy glandular removal. There is some more material we have separated out from the 190µ and 120µ bags. The resin is easily scraped off with a spoon and some water by stretching the bag over a bowl like this. The 160µ bag, wrapped around the bowl for easy resin removal. This bowl is a must if you’re using a five gallon kit. Cleaning off the 160µ bag in the sink is ok when the resin is as low quality as this one. We use the bowl method once again to get rid of this resin as it's minimal and not worth keeping. Using the bubble water is great for pooling the resin into one section of the screen.
Place the bag inside out in the large bowl, and push down on the middle of the screen, allowing the resin to naturally go into that pool. We can clean the spoon off inside the rest of the weed bubble bags that are waiting to be pulled. Also with the 120µ bag the resin was high enough quality, that we rinse into the bucket as well. This will trap all the left over resin we couldn't get off inside the next bag. This is always a fun bag to pull no matter what strain you are using. It’s the standard bag to look for your quality full melt herbal extract. However, your profile can mix it self up and end up in different size gland heads – depending on the strain, the best quality herbal extract can be found in the 90 micron, 73 micron, 45 micron, or 25 micron bags. We can never predict, and have seen interesting things since we started making this many years ago now.
Cleaning your spoon by rinsing it in the bucket is a good idea - remember saving potentially lost resin is A GOOD THING.